Levlen is a combination of female hormones that prevents ovulation, thereby preventing pregnancy. Levlen is also used for a number of other medical conditions as determined by a doctor.
Levlen should be used in strict accordance with the doctor’s directions. Usually, Levlen does not have to be taken with food; however if stomach upsets or stomach irritations occur, future doses should be taken with food. Dosage should commence on the first Sunday following the start of a period (menstruation), unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor. If the period begins on a Sunday, take Levlen on that day. For best results take the dosage at the same time every day, but not more than 24 hours apart. When the last tablet has been taken, take the first tablet in a new pack. It is important that Levlen is taken every day.
If you miss a dose of Levlen, take it as soon as possible on the same day, then revert to your regular schedule. If you are not sure, it is important to contact your doctor for advice. Use a second form of contraception (e.g. condom) until you have spoken to your doctor.
Levlen can cause dizziness which may intensify when Levlen is taken in conjunction with alcohol and other medications. Levlen is to be used with caution. In the early stages of treatment, avoid driving or performing any potentially dangerous activity in case of an adverse reaction. Levlen should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed. Never increase or decrease the dosage without your doctor’s approval.